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Welcome to the new, and improved version of Heaven in Belgium. I am Jientje. "Jientje", like the boys name Gene, followed by "chu"? "Gene-chu", that's how you pronounce my name. Yes!!!!That's it!! So now you know huh? I am an addicted blogger. I was born and raised and am still living in Belgium. Yeah, the "this-is- Tuesday-so-this-must-be-Brussels" kind of Belgium .. There, you see? Maybe you couldn't find it on the map, but at least I'm trying to change that a little by sharing lots of pictures. I really love to cook and create new things, like this blog for instance. I am a mother, not a grandmother,I don't know if I'll ever be, but I'll let you know in due time! Oh and um ... I am a wife too! They say I'm a traveler, and a photographer. Well that's just what they say, I love to make pictures, but I am far from professional ... If my English is not perfect, that would be because it's my second language. I do hope you'll forgive me any possible misspellings or strange vocabulary ... Now, as a result of all of the above, I get way too little sleep and my days are always much too short!

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Ruby Tuesday, Yes … you CAN!

 

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This little grocery store,- épicerie as they call them in Provence - is in Ménerbes, a tiny village in Provence. I loved this little store, it was packed with everything imaginable. They sell EVERYthing, from souvenirs to cheeses and sausages, fruits and vegetables, postcards … We went in there looking for some small cheeses from local farmers and they were just right to eat. I love to buy local produce as much as I can when I’m on holiday, it beats tasteless imported supermarket food! The thing that always strikes me as unusually friendly when I buy fruits or veggies in France is that you’re allowed - sometimes even encouraged - to TOUCH them and choose your own! 
No angry shopkeepers telling you not to like I’m used to where I live!

 

More Ruby Tuesday at Mary’s Work of the Poet.

15 comments:

Zen said...

You mean you can't choose your own veggies and fruit from your local shop?

Leora said...

She looks like she is really enjoying looking at those fruit. Yes, and she's touching them...

hip-chick said...

I posted today about our local farmers market. I have always wanted to go to Provence. Someday. I am looking forward to seeing more of your pictures.

Colleen said...

The fruit looks delicious!

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

We now have ripe peaches with the stones that are easily removed, a big deal at our farmers' markets and with consumers. Americans demand the right to touch before buying. Interesting how cultures differ.

Great photo of "A Day in the Life of the Market."

As an aside, I just finished watching the movie "In Bruges" I would love to know your thoughts on the movie!

The French Bear said...

How lovely to be there and take it all in!!!!
Hugs,
Margaret B

LceeL said...

YUMMY!!

Meri said...

I'm surprised. Normally French shopkeepers freak out if you touch something. Not so in the U.S.!

Loree said...

You can touch and pick out the fruit and veggies here too.

Wanda..... said...

The lady in the photo seems to have a gentle touch...

2Thinks said...

Hi Jientje. Nice shot, as usual. Is Ruby Tuesday a meme? Like, can I copy and paste the Ruby Tueday square and put it on my blog and enter a shot with something red? I took a picture of something red, because it made me think of you.

Manang Kim said...

Ahh summer is the best time to buy at local farmers market and buy fresh!! Good shot!

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A Lady's Life said...

Thats a very nicely set up place to shop with the bamboo bike and basket in the back ground.Sets a nice ambiance to buy fruit and veggies in.:)

Mar said...

You can in Spain if you wear plastic gloves...Lovely shot, welcome back!

spacedlaw said...

Ans sometimes even to try them! (cherries for instance)

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